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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

The smartest in the court room

A big shout out to Sherleen who represented me for my bail. She was composed and smart in the court room. Fred Cao later took up my case and throughout the process he kept giving me words of encouragement. The first day I met him, he told me the best outcome and that was what we got and even lesser. Fred for me was the smartest in the court room, very composed and detailed in his submissions. Am so grateful for his works. Every penny I spent was worth it. Thank you so much as I have my life back.

Entire matter/charge withdrawn and dismissed

Sydney Criminal Lawyers' Fred Cao is not only professional but also experienced in traffic related legal matters. He was able to get the entire matter/charge withdrawn and dismissed after a lengthy and difficult negotiation with the prosecutor. This outcome is much better than pleading guilty and getting sentence (even if I were to get section 10 non conviction). This matter could have been dragged for another fortnight as the prosecutor wanted to adjourn the case for a second time. But Fred stood his ground, and had the matter resolved while he was with the prosecutor in the police station. Because of Fred's perseverance, he has achieved the best outcome for me in the most cost effective manner. Great work mate!

Wealth of knowledge, poise and wisdom

Fred Cao, You are a champion! You carry a wealth of knowledge, poise and wisdom. You pay great attention to detail and articulate your stance with ease. The world needs more professional people like you. My wish for you is to amount to all you set your mind and heart to. You will always be successful and your work ethic says a lot about your success in the industry currently. Keep up the great work Champ!

I got the outcome I needed

Thanks to Fred Coa I got the outcome I needed. He's an excellent insightful lawyer and what I mostly valued was that he showed great interest and compassion towards my case and my life. Thank you.

All 5 charges dismissed and not guilty

After a long drawn out case and a difficult hearing Mr Fred Cao, well prepared and very slick. Got the best possible outcome all 5 charges dismissed and not guilty. Thanks.

The judge gave the best result of innocence

With Fred’s perseverance and mediation, the prosecutor and the police finally made concessions on my case, and finally the judge gave the best result of innocence. The same case happened to my friend and it was completely different. Fred’s ability and sense of responsibility are fully reflected in the solution of this problem

Went above and beyond to help me out

10 months ago. Highly professional staff that went above and beyond to help me out. Fred was amazing and very communicative and kept me up to date on the process. Would highly recommend.

An outstanding result

SCL were always professional and Fred in particular got me an outstanding result....highly recommend.

He was able to get me the best possible outcome and far exceeded my expectations

Fred Cao represented my case. He was able to get me the best possible outcome and far exceeded my expectations. Fred was very easy to deal with. He told me what I needed to do and he took care of the rest. Highly recommended Fred. Hopefully I never need his services again but if I do I will be giving him a call.

Very happy with my court case results

Very happy with my court case results thanks to Sydney Criminal Lawyers. Fred Cao got me the best possible outcome and I highly recommend him. Easy to deal with no fuss or hassle very professional. Thanks Fred.
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